We performed two scenes from King Lear (III,7 - the blinding of Gloucester, and IV,1 - Gloucester and Edgar), on the stage at the RSC Courtyard Theatre in Stratford. Yes, that RSC, that Stratford. Lovely theatre, seats a thousand but feels much more intimate with its big old thrust stage. What a buzz just to be there!
I played Servant 1, who steps in to stop Cornwall from gouging out Gloucester's other eye, having already done one. Not a big part, but a nice one: only four lines to learn, so less stress than Lopakhin, and a nice fight scene followed by a nice juicy death. And I say "juicy" advisedly. That fake blood gets everywhere!
Shakespeare! In Stratford! At the RSC!
That in itself was like the final for me, and for many more of Regent Rep, too, so just being able to have the opportunity to perform there was a huge dream come true.